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DEATH OF PRINT…NOT GREATLY EXAGGERATED

By Ray Paulick  If billionaire Sam Zell had gotten into the horse business, he might have bought a couple of hundred mares this summer, just before bloodstock prices plunged. The self-styled “Grave Dancer” was already in enough financial trouble, however, fighting to keep the massive Tribune Company out of bankruptcy after spending $8.3 billion […]

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TWINSPIRES.COM PROBLEMS CAUSE CONTEST CANCELLATION

By Ray Paulick It was billed as the “Biggest Vegas Qualifier Ever,” but horseplayers who paid $250 to enter Saturday’s TwinSpires.com contest in hopes of getting a berth in the annual National Handicapping Championship might call it the biggest online screw-up since the Churchill Downs-owned wagering platform melted down on Kentucky Derby Day earlier […]

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PAULICK’S PICKS – FILLY FRIDAY

By Ray Paulick Cash in a couple of T-bills and get ready to make some serious, if not totally sound, investments on this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. You’re sure to at least have some fun, which is more than you’ve had watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average the last several weeks. The […]

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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: CHURCHILL VS. HORSEMEN

Ray Paulick What in the world is going on inside the Churchill Downs Inc. executive offices? It’s slashed purses at Calder Race Course in South Florida by 17% and whacked almost $1 million from the fall stakes program at its home track in Louisville, Ky. Key management changes have been made at Calder and Fair […]

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